By Chris Stirewalt –
“[Mitt Romney has] had a tough couple of weeks. Let’s be honest. I mean I’m not going to sit here and come on this morning and– and sugarcoat the last couple of weeks. They’ve been tough. But here’s the great news for Republicans. We have a candidate who is going to do extraordinarily well on Wednesday night.”
– Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., on “Face the Nation.”
A new poll from The Hill says that 87 percent of Democratic voters believe that President Obama will win the election 36 days hence. That’s up from 78 percent a month ago.
That degree of overconfidence among Democrats should be ringing alarm bells for the president and his team.
It’s understandable that Democrats would feel this way. Check any establishment news outlet or skim the sluiceway of popular culture, and the message is clear: the game is over, now it’s time to start running up the score.
The basis for this oft-reported narrative are polls that show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney trailing and losing ground as the race heads into its final month.
A Washington Post/ABC News poll out today would seem to nicely confirm the “Romney is a loser” meme. The survey shows a neck-and-neck race nationally, but an 11-point blowout in swing states.